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speech to the democratic delegates at the convention last night in his support of president barack obama. as fox's doug luzader reports from charlotte, president obama will accept the renomination tonight with a little change in plans. >> reporter: there has been some last-minute drama here but last night former president bill clinton largely stuck to his script and made the case for president obama. one convention, two presidents. president obama came on stage to thank former president clinton for what amounted to a full-throated endorsement. [ applause and cheers ] >> i proudly nominate him to be the standard-bearer of the democratic party. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: he would hold the stage here for nearly an hour, well over his allotted time. but he fired up the crowd and he answered a question that has vexed democrats in recent day: are we better off now than we were four years ago? >> we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. are we doing better than that today? >> yes! >> the answer is yes. >> reporter: in the end, the clinton speech was exactly what the obama campaign wanted
began. >>> in the race for the white house, president barack obama holds a lead over mitt romney in new polls of key states. in both florida and virginia, the president holds a 5-point lead over romney among likely voters. 49% to romney's 44% in the poll from earlier this week. >>> on the campaign trail today, republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is in virginia, and mitt romney campaigns in ohio. president obama has meetings in the white house this morning. tonight he holds a fundraiser at a private home in the district. >>> yesterday the first lady was in virginia. she stopped in downtown richmond and later spoke to supporters at the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. four years ago president obama game the first democratic presidential candidate to carry the commonwealth in 44 years. >>> on to the top stories of the day, new efforts in a search for a suspect following the murder of a 17-year-old girl in prince george's county. honor student amber stanley was shot and killed during a home invasion last month. today police are passing out fliers and talking wit
obama at the democratic national convention in charlotte last night. >> and as fox' doug lu displayeder reports from -- lu displ ader, reports the president obama will accept the nomination for president tonight. >>reporter: there has been some last minute drama here tonight, but bill clinton largely stuck to his script and made the case for president obama. one convention, two presidents, president obama came on stage to thank former president clinton for what amounted to a full-throated endorsement. >> i proudly nominate him to be the standard bear of the democratic party. >>reporter: he would hold the stage here for over an hour, well over his allotted time, but he fired up this crowd and he asked a question that has vexed democrats for four days, are we better off now than we were four years ago. >> we were losing 750,000 jobs a month, are we doing better than that today? the answer is yes. >>reporter: in the end the clinton speech is exactly what the obama campaign wanted, but not everything here has gone by the script. >> all those delegates opposed say no. in the opinion of th
stormed the embassy and president obama condemned the attacks and vowed to go after those responsible for the killings. the protests erupted over a movie that ridiculed islam. >> to us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose to denigrate a great religion and provoke rage. but as i said, there is no justification. none at all for responding to this video with violence. >> libyan officls say four people have been arrested and are being questioned in response to the killings at the u.s. embassy there. more protests are scheduled throughout the philippines and middle east today. u.s. officials say tensions are high as security is heightened at u.s. compounds around the world. >> sherri ly for us, thank you so much. >>> the story about the man who made the film that sparked so much outrage continues to change. we now know that sam basille is a pseudonym. he is in hiding now. tony? >>> now to today's top stories, new efforts in the search for a suspect following the murder of a 17-year-old girl in prince george's county. hon
. >> michelle obama delivered a rousing call for a second term as the president and first daughters looked on from the white house. we have a live report from charlotte, north carolina, minutes away. >> and apple hacked? a group claimed it stole users' information. what you need to know. >> and our own holly morris is spending the day with dr. oz. he's in d.c. to give us a checkup. as fox 5 morning news at 7 starts right now. >>> good morning to you. there is a live look outside and not a bad looking start to the day. it's wednesday, september 5th, 2012. i'm tony parkins. >> i'm allison seymour. happy you're with us today. showing you another live picture from the howard university college of medicine where, in just a short time now, a thousand d.c. residents will be getting free physicals thanks to dr. oz. won't to point out, though, if you're checking in and seeing this, all of today's participants are registered. they had to preregister so the physicals will only be given to those who are signed up. >> and that is a good thing. >> a good thing. >> and won't to go to tucker barnes who ha
are happening at the pentagon. >> several top brass are due to speak including president obama. we get latest now from our own melanie alnwick live at the pentagon this morning. >> reporter: good morning, tony. president obama and the first lady are scheduled to arrive here around 9:20 this morning to honor the friends, family and colleagues of so many people here in the d.c. area killed that day. this morning, a large flag was hung outside the pentagon, the section that was hit that morning, just as it was september 12, 2001, the day after the attack of 2001 when the flag was hung. not too long ago there was a moment of silence on t lawn at the white house to market first planes hitting the world trade center at 8:46 and 9:02. it was then we realized that america was under attack! here at the pentagon the memorial service begins at 9:0. president obama will take part in a wreath-laying ceremony. the army's chief of chaplains will give the invocation and a moment of silence at 9:37. as you mentioned remarks by the president as well as defense officials including the chairman of the joint chie
-day forecast. i'll have all the details in a little bit. back to you. >>> thank you. president barack obama asked the nation to trust him with a second term. he wrapped up the democratic national convention in charlotte last night. >> president obama told the delegates in the hall and the nation watching at home that the nation has a fundamental choice in november. nicole collins is live with the top story. >> reporter: good morning. in the last few minutes new job numbers have come out that are not good for president obama. they show only 96,000 jobs were added last month, and that could stop any momentum coming out of the democratic national convention. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery, but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president slammed republican nominee mitt romney's policies. >> feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: vice president joe biden
highest level. >>> and turning to the campaign trail now, new polls show president obama is emerging from the democratic national convention with a slight lead. and the u.s. capital building is already being prepared for inauguration day. fox 5's melanie alnwick has the latest on the campaign trail live from capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning. yes, the west terrace of the capital will be closed starting today for the workers to begin to install the stands that we are going to see all over the place here for inauguration day 2013. hard to believe that they have to get ready this far in advance but it will be upon us before we know it. but who is sworn in on january 21st will depend on what happens between now and november. and it does appear that president obama is getting a small bump in the polls. here's a look at the numbers. the latest gallup poll of registered voters showing president obama with a 5-point lead, 49-44% just outside the margin of error. the president hit florida sunday. 29 delegates up for grabs there. real clear politics shows mr. obama with a slight lead although
wrapped up in charlotte, north carolina last night with president obama's rousing speech. >> he of course accepted his renomination for president. nicole collins is live in charlotte with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with two months until the election day, president obama used last night to try to win over undecided voters and also to try and revive the excitement that powered his first presidential run. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery, but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president, full of zingers, slammed mitt romney's policies. >> feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: vice president justice department also renominated thursday. >> one more thing, our republican opponents are just dead wrong about, america is not in decline. america is not in decline. >> reporter: the president speaking in the rhetoric the country is now
. >> a team of 50 specially trained marines were deployed overnight. president obama spoke to the leaders last night as it's becoming clearer now what may have been behind these attacks. >>> more protests overnight in egypt. but they were met with what appeared to be a strong police presence. and what's happening here may still be a response to a u.s. filmmaker who uploaded a video who offended muslims, what happened at the u.s. consulate in libya may have been something different. a coordinated sustained attack that lasted for hours killing u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others possibly to send a message on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> this is our mob. this is an organized terrorist attack. >> asthma renos were dispatched, back at home, they became a campaign issue. a statement from the u.s. embassy in egypt that criticized a film that sparked outrage there. >> having that embassy reiterate apologizing for the right of free speech is not the right course for administration >> delayed campaign trip yesterday. but he still attended a rally in las vegas after telling 60 minut
michelle obama is tonight's headline speaker. san antonio mayor julian castro is the keynote speaker, the first latino keynote speaker ever at a democratic gathering. maryland governor marco mallie and former virginia governor tim kaine will also address delegates. president clinton speaks tomorrow. president obama will accept the nomination thursday. >>> democrats from the district are in charlotte this week pushing for voting rights. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton joins us live on the phone from charlotte to tell us about what's going on there. good morning, congresswoman. are you there? >> reporter: good morning. and, of course, traffic in charlotte is very crowded here but a joyful set of delegates waiting to renominate barack obama for a second term. >> hopefully you'll get through the traffic issues there. let me start with something that we have all been talking about for the last week or so. are you frustrated by the lack of progress made regarding d.c. voting rights or d.c. statehood on the since the last democratic convention in 2008 and during the obama administration
morning. democrats hoping to recreate at this convention the same level of enthusiasm the obama campaign generated back in 2008. >> some 6,000 delegates and tens and thousands of others converging on charlotte, north carolina for the democratic national convention. along with president obama's supporters are critics as antiobama demonstrators gather. >> frustrated and rejected by the political system. >> they are not what they seem and people have to understand that. >> the president's team laying out the case for a second term and framing presidential nominee mitt romney's approach as a return to the policies of the past. >> mitt romney is going to offer trickled down fairy dust. it didn't work then and not work now. >> president obama continuing the theme while speaking to students sunday giving this critique of last week's national convention. >> despite all the challenge we face, what they offered over those three days was an agenda that was better suited for the last century. it was a rerun. it could have been on nick at night. we've seen it before. you might as well watch it on a b
. president obama heads to a rally in virginia while republican candidate mitt romney fund-raises in nevada, this as romney says the president was conceding failure when he remarked that washington can't be changed from the inside. the obama campaign responded by noting that romney made nearly identical comments back in 2007 when he also said washington must be changed from the outside. >>> american airlines customers are dealing with an increase in cancelled and delayed flights. the nation's third largest carrier blames the problems on pilots calling in sick and crew members filing maintenance requests. the pilots union, however, blames company mismanagement and old aircraft. american has cut jobs and benefits it is a reorganizes under bankruptcy protection. >>> the payoff has arrived this morning for iphone fans around the world who waited patiently outside apple stores for the new iphone 5 to go on sale. millions have already been ordered online. well, despite some well publicized glitches with the mapping software, apple is expected to ship 10 million iphone 5s by the end of the month.
barack obama is heading out west after an economy themed rally in las vegas. mitt romney will hold an event at his campaign office in jacksonville, florida. >>> a week after her energizing speech at the democratic national convention, first lady michele obama is headed to virginia to campaign for her husband. the first stop will be in richmond. president obama won that state four years ago, the first democratic president -- presidential candidate. >>> a candidate is backing off statements that women who have abortions are more likely to have cancer. his campaign says that he was misinformed by misreading information. another republican, todd akin said that women can prevent pregnancy from legitimate rape. >>> over 100 police cars in montgomery county are out of service due to a potential safety issue. we will explain. >>> and another day on the picket line for teachers in chicago as the union fights behind closed doors. coming up next, the latest attempts to hammer out a deal. >>> and another chance to sound out about proposed toll hikes in northern virginia. where you can take you
a hearing with the utility company. >>> turning now to the presidential race, new polls give president obama a slight bounce following last week's democratic convention. now that the conventions are over, the final stages of the campaigns are under way. fox 5's melanie alnwick is following the latest on capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning. president obama and mitt romney hitting all the hot button issues in key battleground states, jobs, the economy, medicare. campaign schedules are filling up and as usual florida and ohio are in the crosshairs. >>> reporter: here's something you don't see every day, the president hoisted in the air by a burleigh and enthusiastic pizza shop owner in fort pierce, florida but the president spent the weekend trying to get up close and personal with as many voters as possible across the sunshine state with a line of attack aimed squarely at his rival's tax plan. >> it was like two plus one equals five. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but there is some math the president agrees with. after last week's democratic convention in charlotte, he seems to have gotten a sm
condemnation from president barack obama. it just speaks to how these diplomatic ties are so fragile and, sadly, can be deadly. >> it's very, very important to be very careful what you say and what you do because things can get out of control very quickly. there have been a number of experts that have warned about treading very carefully in libya because after the ouster and the killing of muammar qaddafi, there were concerns even before that about a lot of missiles, a lot of rockets, a lot of weapons, that were basically floating around out there that were dispersed into the black mart. there were concerns as late as yesterday about some of these rockets being used to attack commercial airliners. this is another one of those situations that's been probably borne out of the chaos from the air of uprisings in the middle east and have to be monitored and have to be dealt with and thought about and approached with great care. >> indeed, some of the reports are indicating that a rocket launch grenade has been used in the attack on the consulate in libya. all right. you mentioned that things can spi
. michelle obama talked about her family and defended barack obama's policies. >> when it comes to rebuilding our economy, barack is thinking about folks like my dad and like his grandmother. he is thinking about the pride that comes from a hard day's work. that's why he signed the lily led better fair pay act to help women get equal pay for equal work. that's why he cut taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet. [ applause ] >> president obama watched the first lady's speech in the treaty room of the white house with daughters sasha and malia. >>> republicans are hammering president obama on the national debt which has reached a dubious milestone. wisdom martin has what those numbers mean. >> reporter: last week's republican national convention featured a rolling debt clock. it hit $16 trillion for the first time ever just as the democratic national convention was kicking off in north carolina. >> ouch. it's just another one of those reminders that we are piling on the debt in a dangerous way with no plan to start to bring it back do
. going to be a different scene starting tomorrow when this convention kicks off. the obama campaign saying democrats plan a clear agenda on how they plan to rebuild this economy. >>> some 6,000 delegates and tens of thousands of others converging on charlotte, north carolina for the democratic national convention. along with the supporters are critics as antiobama critics gathered. >> these democrats are not what they seem and people have to understand that. and that's the message i'm bringing. >> reporter: the president's team laying out the case for a second term and framing gop presidential anomaly mitt romney. >> what mitt romney is going to offer trickle down fairy dust. >> president obama continuing the theme while speaking to students at the university at colorado sunday giving this critique of last week's republican national convention >> despite all the challenge we face, what they offered over those three days was an agenda that was better suited for the last century. it was a rerun. it could have been on nick at night. we've seen it before. you might as well watch it on a
but what can you do? >> yesterday, president barack obama toured the battered area of saint john the baptist parish promising quick federal relief. according to early damage estimates, isaac's wrath could cost the coast as much as $1.5 billion. >>> today president obama wraps up his road to charlotte tour with another stop in. va. he will be in norfolk, the last stop before he heads to the democratic national convention. it's the commander-in-chief's second trip to the commonwealth in as many weeks. right now the latest polls show the president clinging to a small lead over mitt romney in the old dominion. >>> meanwhile the president's wife will head the first day of the dnc that will also feature speeches by virginia senate candidate tim kaine and maryland governor martin o'malley. nicole collins is in charlotte and joins us live from the time warner cable center with a preview. good morning, nicole. >> reporter: good morning, tony. also from maryland, representative steny hoyer will speak today but the headliner the first lady was here yesterday for a dry run on the dnc stage.
obama for the violence. there are also anti-american protests in other parts of the middle east including tunisia and morocco. >>> in egypt, protests at the u.s. embassy in cairo continue for a third day. these are live pictures behind us now. the angry demonstrations were reportedly sparked by a film made in the u.s. that insults mohammed. >> but there are now reports that al qaeda may have planned the protest. in libya, the fbi is launching an investigation into the killing of ambassador chris stevens. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: a team of 50 specially trained u.s. marines was deployed overnight to tripoli. president bush spoke to egypt and libya as it's becoming clear your what may have been behind these attacks. more protests overnight in egypt but they were met with what appeared to be a strong police presence. and while what's happening here may still be a response to a u.s. filmmaker who uploaded a video that offended many muslims, it's become increasingly clear that what happened at the u.s. consulate in libya may have been som
in the ring. >> as president obama is put on defense about some of the things he did not accomplish in his first term. >>> waiting games. american airline passengers dealing with a surge in delays and cancelled flight is. are plililot deliberately slowi things down over a labor dispute? >> call me, maybe, you've heard that. you've heard it like this and this. ♪ and here's my number so call me maybe ♪ >> an entire chorus and orchestra giving "call me, maybe" a musical mikeover live on the plaza today, friday, september 21st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. savannah, i'm struck by the progression of "call me, maybe." from cookie monster to now a classical orchestra >> we've got al. doesn't it just put you in an elevated mood? >> he does. calling for more strings. >> they can't see you, al, but that's okay. >> they can't?
dominated the internet and front pages of newspapers all across the country. >> even president obama is voicing his opinion on that call that decided monday's game saying it was, quote, terrible. so what will it take to get the real referees back on the field? what are the issues that led to the lockout in the first place, and who will blink first? we're going to talk about this in just a couple of minutes with this guy sitting right here, bob costas of nbc sports. >> matt, some people are so upset they are now making videos to express their frustration. take a look. ♪ i just met you ♪ that play was crazy ♪ what's his number, i'll call, it maybe ♪ ♪ it's hard to call right every replay ♪ ♪ what's his number, i'll call it may be ♪ >> spawning creativity so we'll have more on that part of the story, too. >> points out the fact that they have to do something quickly. >>> then a woman who makes it halloween every single day. wears a different costume at work each day and has done it for three years and counting. this morning she's known as dressy jessie gotten dolled up f
at a fundraiser and goes on offense. unearthing a video of then state senator obama sharing his views on wealth in america. we'll talk about the dueling videotapes with one of romney's top advisers. >>> nice view, now get me down, an amusement park ride malfunctions trapping people 300 feet in the air for three hours. the second time it's happened in two weeks. >>> and jon stewart and bill o'reilly get set for an october showdown on pay per view. we'll ask the professionals and you. will you pay to watch it? and who will win, today, ptember 20th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. i'd pay to watch. >> i like the free debates. >> it'll be fun. withless than 50 days to go to the election, mitt romney's ramping up his campaign schedule. >> he's hoping to turn the page on the controversy over his leaked remarks that nearly half of americans see themselves as victims. it's the latest in a series of stumbles that have one influential columnist using the word incompetent to de
-raiser critical of millions of president obama's supporters. >> there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent on government works believe that they are victims. >> as nbc news obtains a campaign video featuring donald trump that was cut from the democratic national convention. we'll talk about it with mr. trump live. >>> air scare. tense moments between a pilot and air traffic control at jfk airport after anonymous threats against a passenger jet. >> okay. we're surrounded by emergency vehicles. there's a reason for this. somebody's got to give us the reason, or we're going to evacuate the aircraft. you've got 60 seconds. >> we'll have the fiery exchange today, tuesday, september 18th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza >>> welcome to "today" on a busy tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. big morning in politics here. mitt romney is on defense about the comments secretly recorded at a fund-raiser in florida. we'll have more on that story meantime, following b
top defense officials will speak as well as president obama. let's get the latest now from fox 5's melanie alnwick. >> reporter: the president and first lady will have a moment of silence and then travel here to the pentagon for the september 11th memorial ceremony. here's a look at how things are going to go this morning. at 9:30 president obama will lay a wreath and we'll hear the national anthem. 9:37 is the moment of silence to mark when the plane hit the pentagon. there'll be remarks by the president and defense officials and then a rendition of "america the beautiful." it left dulles airport at 8:20 a.m. instead five hijackers took over the plane and turned it around and crashed into the pentagon at 9:37 a.m. killing all 56 passengers as well as the hijackers. it hit on the western side and one section of the building collapsed. 125 workers here that day were also killed and many of them civilians, the memorial was completed and open to the public in 2008. the seventh anniversary of the attacks. it's usually own 24/7 but today it will be closed for the morning's ceremonies an
politics. president obama and mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia today as romney looks to repair the damage from that 47% comment that was recorded at a fundraiser. peter alexander is with the romney camp in springfield this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. when it comes to the battlegrounds, there are three, florida, ohio, and virginia, both mitt romney and the president held dueling events in ohio on wednesday. today, they are both here in virginia. another state where romney is trailing in the polls. >> reporter: campaigning in ohio wednesday, both president obama and mitt romney were keenly aware of the buckeye state's place in history. no republican has won the white house without it. romney went out of his way to show his compassionate side greeting world war ii veterans and courting working class families. >> these are tough times even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. i care about the people of america. >> reporter: it's a delivered effort, analysts say, with a tv ad designed to sh
obama on the battle over how to fix our nation's schools. >> can you really say that teachers unions aren't slowing the pace of reform? >> this morning the president's revealing answer. >>> and say it ain't so. what could be devastating news for a lot of people who love bacon. according to industry experts, a world shortage of bacon is under avoidable today, tuesday, september 25th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. we've drawn al roker because we have a plate of bacon right here. >> called in the paramedics because he basicalically passed when he heard there might be a shortage of bacon. experts say that this is a done deal, that because of the brought affecting soybeans and corn, crops, the feed for pigs has dried up, and we're going to be paying a lot of money for bacon a year from now. >> as one member of our crew just said, we better pig out right now. >> do we k
. president obama takes to david letterman's show to respond to those secretly recorded comments by mitt rney saying as president you have to work for everybody. as romney allows the press into two new fund-raisers and offers no apologies. this morning house minority leader nancy pelosi is here to weigh in. >>> and was jesus married? a harvard professor translate an ancient text in which jesus is said to refer to his wife, and it's ignited a big debate today, wednesday, september 19th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lawer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. one of those days i'm happy i go to bed at 8:00 p.m. huge storms in new york city. >> you missed the storms. >> i didn't hear a thing. >> man did, it rain. heavy downpours, intense winds. as we said, the damage stretches all the way up and down the east coast. in georgia conditions were so bad that a corporate jet hydroplaned and then crashed after landing
. secretary of state hillary clinton met with benjamin netanyahu. president obama was campaigning in virginia thursday, the white house said too busy to meet with the prime minister. earlier he laid down his red lines for stopping iran nuclear program. >> this is a bomb. this is a fuse. >> reporter: netanyahu spoke a day after iran's president ahmadinejad from the same podium had called israel uncivilized zionists. netanyahu said tehran was already 70% towards getting enough nuclear fuel for a bomb and has to be stopped within months. >> if these are the facts, and they are, where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. >> reporter: president obama told the u.n. this week there is more time before iran reaches a point of no return. >> america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy, and we believe that there is still time and space to do so. >> american intelligence does not yet believe iran has made the political decision to actually build a weapon. what does israel think? >> whether or not iran made the decision will become irrelevant once we can no longer s
. president obama will confront unrest in the middle east in the muslim world specifically, warning of what he will call forces that would drive us apart, and while the debates are still eight days away, the differences between these two candidates on foreign policy are now taking center stage. in the must-win battleground of colorado monday, mitt romney previewed his foreign policy arguments against the president. >> he said the developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. yeah, that was my reaction. bumps in the road? we had -- we had an ambassador assassinated. these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. >> the white house called that assault desperate and offensive. romney was attacking the president's comments on "60 minutes" describing recent unrest in the middle east. >> but i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road because, you know, in a lot of these places the one organizing principle has been islam. >> reporter: in an interview with nbc news romney criticized the president's remarks in more details. >> i
on "60 minutes" president obama defended his record, while acknowledging he's failed to deliver one of his biggest promises. >> if you ask me what's my biggest disappointment is that we haven't changed the tone in washington as much as i liked. >> reporter: meanwhile, as romney faced criticism he spent more time fund-raising than speaking to voters he'll pick up the pace this week on a bus ture from colorado to the crucial state of ohio and romney is packing in several interviews with local television affiliates in key battleground states including virginia, wisconsin and florida, but when the romney campaign, natalie, begins its bus tour in ohio, today they will be met by a new attack ad. this is from the obama campaign. that new ad is the first one to use romney's comments that were caught on hidden camera where he refers to some americans as victims and government dependant. the ad will accuse him of criticizing americans who don't pay their income taxes when he hasn't, quote, come clean about his own. natalie. >> all right. peter alexander in denver, colorado. thanks so much, pe
trail this morning as president obama fires off a new tv ad slamming gop candidate mitt romney for not, quote, coming clean about his tax returns while criticizing americans who don't pay income taxes. romney has released just two years of his tax information. this as the presidential debates are just nine days away. >>> a sweeping analysis of the genes behind breast cancer. scientists announced that they have found four major classes. disease. the new finding offers hope for better targeted treatments, possibly putting drugs already on the market to work, including one currently used to fight ovarian cancer. the study was published by the journal "nature." >>> a winning streak went uninterrupted last night at the emmy awards as "modern family" took home the prize for best comedy for the third year in a row. top drama this year went to terrorism thriller "homeland." the show stars claire danes and damian lewis who also took the top acting awards but a strange new record for critically acclaimed "mad men," the show had an unprecedented 17 nominations but zero wins. >>> and it was a phot
senator obama 14 years ago in favor of redistribution. the obama campaign responded, though, saying that romney would redistribute wealth from the middle class to the wealthiest americans. >>> the french government is bracing for a possible backlash after a magazine published caricatures of the prophet muhammad. a few hours after the cartoons appeared, a small bomb exploded inside a jewish grocery store in a paris suburb injuring at least one person. a prosecutor said it was too early to draw any conclusions about the motives. >>> newly released forensic tests show that the only dna found on the gun used to shoot florida teen trayvon martin belonged to george zimmerman. zimmerman is facing second-degree murder charges for the fatal shooting. he has pleaded not guilty and says he acted in self-defense. the new dna evidence, though, could help prosecutors knock down that self-defense claim. >>> a thrill ride that left 20 people stranded high above a california amusement park will remain closed while the cause of the malfunction is investigated. riders at knott's berry farm dangled 300
show the republican nominee trails president obama there, this as the first debate is now just one week from today. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad addresses the united nations general assembly today. on tuesday president obama told the assembly that tehran is running out of time to resolve its disputed nuclear program and vowed the u.s. will do what it must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. in an interview with the associated press, ahmadinejad called for a new world order. meanwhile, here in new york city, public outrage this morning as the openly anti-israel ahmadinejad addresses the u.n. on this yom kippur, the holiest day on the jewish calendar. >>> it was a bad call, but they are sticking to it, so says the nfl, uniholding that controversial call by replacement referees that gave the seattle seahawks a victory monday night against green bay. the league did acknowledge tuesday that refs should have called an offensive pass interference penalty on seattle's final play, a move that would have given green bay the win. >>> an alert from the world health organizatio
that president obama gave in 2009 in cairo when he talked about his desire to recalibrate the relationship between the united states and the muslim world or the arab world, where does that re-calibration stand as we now watch the images coming from many of these cities? >> it must be extremely ironic for the president who went to cairo to call for a new beginning with the muslim world to see that his policies are in tatters right now, and not necessarily because of his actions, although he's blamed now because he failed to solve the arab-israeli conflict and all that. that tells you that this is not essentially about the united states policy or about president barack obama. it's about what's taking place in those societies, and i think the president and the secretary of state will make a mistake if they make it a religious issue. we are not engaged in theological disputations with these people. this is role politics, and when the president talks about islam or judaism or christianity, we are playing their game. this should not be the game. the game should be that your societies have seriou
is standing by with the headlines. >> a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows president obama opening up a five-point lead over mitt romney among likely voters. on "the late show with david letterman" the president responded to romney's secretly recorded remark that half of americans think they are entitled to government support. the president says if you want to be president, you have to work for everybody. romney, not a advise jizing, elaborated saying when people are in distress, quote, we give them temporary help and pull them back up but we don't believe in redistribution. >>> a french steer call paper is publishing highly offensive cartoons of the prophet muhammad today a week after an anti-islam video sparked outrage throughout the muslim world. embassies and schools will be closed as they brace for backlash on the muslim day of prayers. the paris offices of the weekly paper were firebombed last fall after it published another cartoon of muhammad. >>> meantime, the white house says there is currently no evidence that last week's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya was
a grotesque abuse of the young royals' privacy. >>> president obama and republican rival mitt romney are beginning a crucial week on the campaign trail. the president will announce a new trade enforcement case against china during a campaign stop today in ohio, a swing state which blames china for depressing its large manufacturing base. romney is expected to address the issue of immigration as he reaches out to latino voters in the los angeles area. >>> at&t says it set a pre-order sales record for the iphone 5 over the weekend. the company doesn't say how many units were sold, but it does say the newest iphone is still available for pre-orders and will be in stores starting this friday. >>> the price of gasoline has jumped another five cents a gallon in just the past week. aaa says the nationwide average is now 3.87 a gallon for regular. the nickel jump is blamed on unrest in the middle east, hurricane isaac's impact on the u.s. oil refineries and other factors. >>> well, 3-d was a big draw at weekend box office. the 3-d release of "resident evil retribution" grabbed the top spot w
had michelle obama in august which was amazing and who else would you like to hear from? jessica simpson tops the list. talking about how she's trying to lose the baby weight. getting very personal about her relationship, including with her fiance eric johnson and today it's all about style. style icons, her mother. also says bridget bardot. whenever she goes out to the red carpet, looks at some old photos and tries to match her look so it's really exciting. >> let's get to the stuff we love and terry loves it as well. tell us how these were chosen by the winners starting off with jeans, and they love levis. >> levis curve i.d., everyone has difficulty finding the screens that work for your body. >> it's hard. >> here you can go online or in the store. you identify your shape, answering questions such as how curvy is your se, and then -- >> this one are you pear-shaped or apple-shaped? >> i know. you're supposed to come up with one of four styles that will work for you. one of our editors in fact said she broke up with her muffin top after these jeans and doesn't miss her. >> goo
early votes in the swing state of iowa today where the polls are putting president obama in the lead over mitt romney. but the president has his eye on other battleground states too as he releases a new two-minute television ad. in it he takes on romney's economic plan and lays out a plan to spur job creation. romney campaigning in virginia where he'll talk to veterans at an american legion post. >>> a new search effort this morning for teamsters leader jimmy hoffa missing since 1975 as police sample soil in suburban detroit. investigators are following up on a tip someone who claimed he saw a man who may have been hoffa being buried in that spot 35 years ago. >> we believe he's credible enough he believes what he saw that something took place that day out of the ordinary. we do not believe it's jimmy hoffa. we are not making that assumption. the time line doesn't exactly add up to be mr. hoffa. but we do believe that he may have seen a body being interred. and as a result of that, we did the ground-penetrating radar that showed an anomaly. >> hoffa was last seen outside a restaurant
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